Accession Number : ADD014773

Title :   Linear Power Regulator with Current Limiting and Thermal Shutdown and Recycle.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Nov 89, patented 20 Nov 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Banura, George A

Report Date : 20 Nov 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A power supply has the source and drain of a MOSFET arranged for connection between an input voltage source and a load. In normal operation a bias voltage is applied to the gate to place the MOSFET in a conductive state. A difference amplifier maintains a fixed ratio between a reference voltage and the output voltage. Current limiting circuitry senses the current that the power supply provides to the load and disables the MOSFET when the current provided to the load exceeds a predetermined value. Thermal shutdown circuitry senses the operating temperature of the power supply and places the MOSFET in a nonconductive state when the operating temperature exceeds a predetermined value.

Descriptors :   POWER EQUIPMENT, REGULATORS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE